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Not one woman less!

Now is the time to continue marching forward with our heads and placards held high for all to see. Agustina Paz Frontera and Winnie Byanyima Al Jazeera News Women and girls – everyone – mark this Wednesday, March 8 in your diaries and on your calendars as an important moment in history. Be available for… Not one woman… Read More »

Explainer: what are chemical weapons and how do soldiers guard against them?

Chemical weapons, lethal poison that can be disseminated as gases, aerosols or liquids, are commonly included in the classification of weapons of mass destruction. Mutti Anggitta The Conversation Like nuclear and biological weapons, the impact of chemical weapons can widen indiscriminately and uncontrollably, making entire troops or civilians vulnerable to them. The characteristics of… Explainer: what are… Read More »

The New Media World Order

In only a few months, the content of the Western national and international medias has undergone profound change. Thierry Meyssan Voltaire We are witnessing the birth of an Entente about which we know almost nothing – neither the real initiators, nor the real objectives – but whose direct anti-democratic consequences can be noticed immediately. The West is… The New Media… Read More »

Anti-democratic practices in EU

Lately, some EU countries have been engaging in a flurry of ugly practices. Ozan Ceyhun Daily Sabah Some EU countries that accuse Turkey of being anti-democratic are now displaying various anti-democratic practices. By resorting to… Anti-democratic practices in… Read More »

How Muslim Ban incites vigilante Islamophobic violence

Trump’s state-sponsored Islamophobia will expose more than merely Muslims to xenophobic violence and vigilantism. Khaled A Beydoun Al Jazeera News On Monday, March 6, in Washington, DC, Donald Trump issued another executive order restricting the entry of Muslims. The second rendition… How Muslim Ban… Read More »

Third Culture Council discusses culture, change, globalization

The third Cultural Council served as an important venue to address the issues of Turkey’s increasingly diverse and vibrant cultural and artistic landscape Ibrahim Kalin Daily Sabah Does culture still have a meaning in a world of what Umberco Eco calls “hyper-reality”? Answering this question… Third Culture Council… Read More »

Is there a test children can take before getting vaccinated, as Pauline Hanson says?

During an exchange with journalist Barrie Cassidy on Insiders, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson suggested there are tests available to see if children will have an adverse reaction to vaccinations. Kristine Macartney, Julie Leask and Nicholas Wood ABC It’s not clear what kind of test Hanson was referring to. (The Conversation contacted her office to ask, but didn’t hear back before deadline.) The Conversation asked… Is there a… Read More »

Is Australia racist?

‘In asking Australians to face up to racism, it appears to be their individual prejudices that concern SBS rather than the structural racism that is built into Australian institutions.’ ~ Emeritus professor Barry Hindess Barry Hindess Independent Australia ON SUNDAY 26 February, Australia’s SBS TV network broadcast Ray Martin’s Is Australia Racist? It is the first… Is Australia… Read More »

When Even Scholarly Journals Are Political

In Friday’s AEIdeas, my colleague Charles Murray reflects on his adventures last week at heretofore sleepy Middlebury College. Frederick M. Hess AEI With customary aplomb, he nails the equal parts close-mindedness, political correctness, thuggishness, and incivility that too often characterizes the modern university. The only problem… When Even Scholarly… Read More »

Truth is being walloped by outright lies. We need to fight for it

In an ideological crisis, facts alone do not win arguments: narratives do. So far, only far-right media has understood this Paul Mason The Guardian Donald Trump vomited into cyberspace on Saturday, claiming Barack Obama had his “wires tapped” in the month before the election, although he cited no evidence whatsoever. The evidence, in… Truth is being… Read More »

The high costs of abandoning international law

Even before Donald Trump put America first, the Republican Party had largely walked away from international treaty law. Jeffrey D. Sachs Boston Globe Now Trump’s “America First” is likely to mean a further denigration of international law and process, to the further detriment of America’s national security and long-term interests. Consider the following… The high costs… Read More »